gates

step away from here.

finis, finito, finished.
keep walking, keep walking
close the gate behind you and
break the latch.

it’s been a long time coming.
no longer kids, can’t 
keep repeating this and 
repeating, over and over.

it’s the ‘real world’ now.
separate due to circumstances
first high school and then
university – how clever.

the safety net is gone.
the little bird
wants to fly and
doesn’t quite know how.

there’s confidence here though.
once, twice, thrice, 
keep finding each other again and
maybe it’ll happen again.

i’m not following you, honest.
keep walking, keep  walking
i’m taking this route too and
closing the gate behind you.

and mending the latch.

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